Women Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP) is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic development.

Kiva HelpRepayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva May 10, 2006 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,500 $538,432,075
Amount of Raised Inactive Loans $0 $319,600
Number Of Raised Inactive Loans 0 243
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $110,295,425
Number Of Paying Back Loans 0 113,938
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $427,817,050
Number Of Ended Loans 5 549,600
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 3.35%
Amount In Arrears $0 $2,392,132
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $71,413,577
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 10,630
Default Rate 0.00% 1.01%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $4,334,868
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $427,817,050
Number Of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 14,050
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.06%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $298,028
Refund Rate 5,606.67% 0.82%
Amount of Refunded Loans $252,300 $4,417,000
Number Of Refunded Loans 301 4,864

Kiva HelpLoan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans To Women Entrepreneurs 50.65% 74.09%
Average Loan Size $839 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $839 $656
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,813
Average Number Of Entrepreneurs Per Group 0 8
Average GDP Per Capita (PPP) in Local Country $1,500 $3,463
Average Loan Size / GDP Per Capita (PPP) 55.95% 12.05%
Average Time To Fund A Loan 3.42 days 5.29 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $245.15 $78.96
  Average Loan Term 8.11 months 10.05 months

Kiva HelpJournaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 412 268,567
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 42.09%
  Average Number Of Comments Per Journal 0.91 0.09
  Average Number Of Recommendations Per Journal 3.30 2.06

Kiva HelpBorrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI Peers in Country All Kiva Partners
  Portfolio Yield N/A N/A 34.93%
  Profitability (Return on Assets) N/A N/A -1.11%
  Average Loan Size (% of Per Capita Income) N/A 72.10% 42.70%

Kiva HelpCountry Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Kevin Abago
Alice Apendi
Hellen Athieno
Vicky Auma
Beatrice Awor
Alex Emunyu
Robins Esayet
Florence Imagoro
Stephen Okoth
Abbo Yedidah